Friday, April 15, 2011

You are missed Stephanie Derr

(My MIL, Big J the day she was born and my Step-daughter)

Today marks the two year mark since my MIL passes away from Ovarian cancer. She was the most wonderful person I have ever know and I feel so cheated that I only knew her for 4 years. There was still so much I wanted to learn from her and so much that I wanted her to pass on to my children. She never even met Little J!

A remarkable woman who loved me for who I was and yet still pushed me to be the best person I could be.   Even when she was sick from cemo she still drove from Shelby, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC to be with me when I delivered Big J. She was in the hospital the whole time even though she was tired and not feeling good, she even stayed a couple days afterwards to help me out.

I have learned from this that life is just not fair and cancer is one of the most evil things in the world.

Mom - You are missed more then you will even know, I know you are up in heaven painting it blue, then green, then stripes and back to blue again. I love you so much!  (My MIL was always changing the house around and her favorite color was blue, which she usually ended up with!)

"You are creatures of light. From light you have come, to light you shall go, and surrounding you through every step is the light of your infinite being." ~Richard Bach, One: A Novel

"There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster." ~Richard Bach, One: A Novel

"We're the bridge across forever, arching above the sea, adventuring for our pleasure, living mysteries for the fun of it, choosing disasters triumphs challenges impossible offs, testing ourselves over and over again, learning love and love and LOVE!" ~ Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful to have had an inspiring woman in your life!

    So sorry for your loss, but honor her in whom you present yourself to be.